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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Detailed in a letter from the General to his officers during the war, Washington’s recipe employed molasses to aid fermentation and give rich caramel notes to this robust, roasty ale. The recipe reflected his admiration for Philadelphia-style porters, especially those brewed by Robert Hare (whose original brewery stood just blocks from where ours is now). Our Tavern Porter, inspired by Washington’s, is dark, smooth, and complex with just a hint of dried fruit in the finish


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
(Draft) Enjoyed this porter while rubbing elbows with the ghosts of our founding fathers at The City Tavern. Pours a mahogany body with an average beige head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Falvor of caramel, raisins, and some roasted coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Very dark amber color with a medium tan head. Spicy gingerbread aroma. Nice, lightly sweet molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon and malt flavors. Fairly thick feel. Very good!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Dark brown color, translucent, with a decent beige head. The aroma was full of nutmeg, cinnamon, licorice, and coffee. The flavor was more of the same with a definite molasses character...quite sweet. The feel was not too thin...not as thin as their Love Stout...wet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2377) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Thin head which dissipates quickly. Light carbonation. Candy sweet tart aroma, with some roasted malts and a hint of coffee. Color is a dark ruddy brown. Flavor is nice and roasty with a bit of hop bitterness in there also. Pretty clean and smooth but a little weak in the flavor. Finish is clean with very little aftertaste. An ok porter but could use a little more body and distinctive flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Thick and creamy pour...head wa inches tall and held its shape as it dropped down. Taste was the same...rich and creamy, with a nice balance of malts and the molasses. No aftertaste...a great beer to sit in front of the fireplace with.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
This pours out a reddish-brown color that lets some light through and has about an inch of light tan head that quickly dies down to a cap of bubbles. Leaves a good bit of lacing rings around the glass that sticks around for a while. Smells more of a brown ale then your typical porter, with slightly sweet malts coming though with light scents of coffee and chocolate. Sweet malts and a bit of nuttiness are the main factors in the taste with a good amount of hops as well. Overall a very mild taste and smell. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but well carbonated and the drinkability is not hindered by any taste of alcohol. This is a decent beer that seems more of a hybrid of a porter and brown ale that is a little too light on the flavor for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 16, 2004
very sweet, nutty, toasted grain flavors, carmel, very sour finish, sour overal for a porter, wich confuses me

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jgb9348 (4751) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Real hazy/muddy burgundy/brown coloured body with almost no head at all! Aroma of grapes, malt, raisins and some caster sugar. Medium-bodied; Roasty malt taste, fairly watery with some mild sweetness and a metallic bitterness. Aftertaste shows some lingering alcohol behind with unpleasant maltiness. Overall, not a good beer, but worth trying! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 27-September-2004.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Medium brown color with a nicely retained tan colored head. Aroma is smokey bacon with good maltiness. Flavor is even better with excellent balance between the malt and hops. This may not be a great porter, but it is a good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Bottle. Pours nice dark red copper but I can still see through the bottom of the brew in the glass. Head is gone almost immediately. Nose is malty, molasses, and smells sweet. Semi-full body with nice sturdy carbonation and a slightly UK hop finish (Kent Goldings?). Slightly bitter porter with a good malt/sweet finish to balance the hop. Not a bad brew, but can’t match the big boy porters with this one.


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